Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of Wolverhampton
Key Course Facts
The BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics course encourages students to develop approaches to practice based on ‘thinking through making’ where learning takes place through direct, responsive engagement with materials and processes, combining tacit knowledge of skills and craft with curiosity, speculation and reflection.
The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Art or Digital Media BA (Hons) or BDes (Hons) degree courses, which include Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Glass and Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Paint and Print Making, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Environmental Art — The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Arts and Digital Media.
The course at Wolverhampton is an intensive studio based programme, supported by technical workshops, theoretical engagement and a wide range of study visits and opportunities to promote and exhibit your work. The programme aims to support media specialist practitioners in glass and ceramics alongside students who want to work across media and subject disciplines and forge new relationships between conceptual and material approaches to practice.
Initially students are given opportunities to engage with materials and processes associated with glass and ceramics alongside related activities of print, drawing/image making and digital manufacture. Increasingly students are encouraged to adopt more personal, informed and responsive approaches that will allow for diverse practice across a wide spectrum of craft, design and art contexts.
The course aims to:
• Provide you with an exciting and diverse introduction to contemporary Glass and Ceramics practice.
• Support you to acquire specialist knowledge and practical experience of working in Glass and Ceramics.
• Encourage you to test and explore different approaches to practice and to critically evaluate the relationship between idea, media, method and outcome.
• Enable you to develop an individually negotiated practice informed by a relevant theoretical and contextual framework.
• Produce informed independent and reflective practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Tuition Fees Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of Wolverhampton
The University of Wolverhampton (UWO) is a government funded university divided into four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. The main campus is situated in Wolverhampton city centre, with the other campuses being in Walsall and Telford. Specifically for Nursing students, the university runs a Health Education Centre in Burton-upon-Trent.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics BA (Hons)||Cardiff Metropolitan University||59%||0%||10%||£9000||£13000||139||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics and Glass BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass) BA (Hons)||University of Hertfordshire||55%||2%||5%||-||-||110||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramic Design BA (Hons)||University of the Arts London||80%||-||5%||£9250||-||132||London||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|